Pyroderces argyrogrammos (Zeller 1847)

scarce thistle cosmet

on thistles

parasite

The larvae develop in the flower heads, feeding on the developing fruits. Also pupationa and hibernation takes place in the heads, in a light cocoon. The heads remain closed, which especially in winter makes them conspicuous.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus; Carlina corymbosa, gummifera; Carthamus lanatus, tinctorius; Centaurea aspera, benedicta, calcitrapa, sphaerocephala, stoebe; Cynara cardunculus, humilis; Klasea baetica, integrifolia; Onopordum acanthium; Picnomon acarna; Scolymus hispanicus.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

references

Corley (2005a), Harizanova, Stoeva, Cristofaro ao (2010a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Kasy (1987a), Koster & Sinev (2003a), Sterling, Koster & Costen (2004a).

mod 24.x.2019